21 Century Kids: who are they?

Carl L. Hirsch
21 Century Kids: who are they?

21-century kids are different: they are more open to the world. They strive for multicultural communication, diversity, and no-borders opportunities. Their values are not restricted because of the access to any kind of information. No doubt, IT leap brought about lots of benefits to this generation.

However, they became less self-confident and decisive as well. It sounds like a discrepancy. But this is true. Why?

There are 2 reasons why kids struggle with self-confidence:

Lack of self-identity because of comparing themselves with others via social media: they lose themselves in the ocean of others’ opinions about beauty, appearance, behavior, mindset, religion, etc. Thus, they get multiple inferior complexes.

– Because of being so oriented on others they do not ask themselves questions that are supposed to be answered exclusively by their own: who am I, what makes me different, what should I do, etc.
Also, there are other issues parents need to pay attention to when it comes down to IT technologies and the Internet. They are cultivating:

Vanity, false pride, narcissism boosted by selfies, putting hot body and luxury life photos on Instagram, following celebrities, etc.

Jealousy: kids are jealous about how other people live, eat, dress up. Kids want to live up to the same life style. As a result, they exaggerate, mistake the wish for the reality.

Pride: “I have so many likes and comments. People repost me. People follow me”. Pride is considered as something normal. Besides, they associate themselves with avatars and their self-value with how much validation they get from people on the Internet.

Anger: scientists say anger is shared more often than positive emotions. People would rather share their pain, anxiety, threats, etc. via social media. Thus, social media are full of negative stuff which obviously impacts on the kid’s psyche.

Laziness: home chores, discipline took a backseat.

Gluttony: people eat in front of computers and kids watch it and imitate.

Sexual free-for-all: free access to porn, flirting, exposed sexual material. Kids become sexually active at a very young age which brings about well-known results: pregnancy, abortion, etc.

– Parents are not so important anymore because I can listen up to Kim Kardashian or some other opinion influencer.

(Please find out more on social media influence.)

Parents cultivate values, rules of life, motives, etc. But being too much pro IT and pro Internet, kids are literally at risk of being deprived of the right parents’ influence.

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Parental control app helps parents deal with 21 century kids

How can parental controls help parents?

Here’s the coolest thing about parental control apps: they bring back parents into kids’ life. Since all the factors mentioned above tend to break this parents-kids circle, a parental control app allows parents to be fully engaged in their kids’ life.
There are 5 why’s of using a parental control app:

1. Parental control app gives parents insights about the kid’s online activity and, thus, personality as well.
Unfortunately, kids do not open in a way parents would like. And so they may not even know their kid is bullying somebody. A parental control app is a tool to get to know their kid better.

2. Watch over kid’s acquiring social skills. The way kids communicate speaks volume.

3. Get to know kid’s preferences, hobbies, and inclinations.

4. Get to know how much they are pride, jealous, and angry.

5. Get to know if there are idols. What if blind following of celebs can lead to anorexia, early sexual experience, etc.?

To make a conclusion, an effective parental control app is a way out of all those dangers coming with a technique progress.

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Carl L. Hirsch is a writer, editor, and journalist. He has been a staff writer in various US-based periodicals for five years. But then he decided to dedicate his life to traveling and freelance writing.

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